Tom Schiøtte

Tom Schiøtte

Collection staff

Born 1953.

Student 1972.

Army service 1972 to 1976 and after that about 20 days a year of reserve duty until end of contract in 1996 with the rank of captain.

Working at the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen (ZMUC) from 1977 until 2000, primarily as an assistant (in some periods acting) curator of mollusks.

2001-spring 2003 working as project coordinator and database manager on the Greenland Marine Benthos project headed by Ole S. Tendal. Project concluded with a report to the Environment Agency, who financed the work.

From spring 2003 working at the ZMUC as curatorial assistant on various groups and as database manager for the Greenland Marine Benthos database.

Has through the years taken a number of university and external courses in Danish and Arctic marine fauna, in zoogeography, museology, relational databases and GIS.

Has participated in many collecting trips and expeditions to tropical areas (Philippines, Thailand), the North Atlantic (the BIOFAR and BIOICE programmes), the Antarctic (EPOS), and Greenland. Leader of the zoological part of the 1995 Independence Fiord Expedition.

Research through the years first concentrated on mollusks in the Red Sea, but later with focus on mollusks in the polar regions and in the North Atlantic. The research has been concentrated on taxonomy, faunistics, zoogeography, and phylogenetics.

Has participated in a number of congresses, symposia and meetings of malacologists or Danish and Nordic marine scientists, usually with talks and/or posters.

Has frequently done referee work (mainly on mollusk articles) for various international journals.

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